High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

At 240000UTC, low 49 north 16 west 1003 expected 45 north 15 west 1011 by 250000UTC. Low 76 north 20 west 1009 losing its identity by same time. New low expected 71 north 22 west 1011 by that time. High 62 north 09 east 1031 dissipating by 250000UTC. New high expected 59 north 23 west 1035 by same time.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

South or southeast, backing east, 4 or 5. Moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Shannon

Easterly backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Easterly backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

In south, easterly backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. in north, variable 3 or 4. In south, slight or moderate. in north, moderate, occasionally slight later. In south, occasional rain. in north, fair. In south, good, occasionally poor. in north, good.

Faeroes

In south, easterly backing northeasterly, 4 or 5. in north, variable 3 or 4. In south, slight or moderate. in north, slight or moderate. In south, mainly fair. in north, fog patches. In south, good, occasionally poor. in north, moderate, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

In southeast, variable 3 or 4. in northwest, southwesterly 4 or 5. In southeast, slight or moderate. in northwest, moderate. In southeast, fog patches. in northwest, fair. In southeast, moderate, occasionally very poor. in northwest, good.

East Northern Section

In north

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, but becoming variable 3 or 4 in far south. Slight or moderate. Occasional drizzle later in north. Good, occasionally poor later in north.

In south

Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in northwest. Moderate, occasionally slight later. Mainly fair. Good.

West Northern Section

In north

Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in southwest. Occasional rain or drizzle spreading east, fog patches in west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in west.

In south

Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west. Slight or moderate, but rough in west. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches in west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in west.

East Central Section

Cyclonic in far southeast, otherwise northerly or northeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in south. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain in north, showers in south. Moderate or good.

West Central Section

In east

Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Moderate. Occasional drizzle later. Moderate or good.

In west

Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far north. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle with fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Denmark Strait

Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in east. Rain or drizzle at times, fog banks. Good at first in southeast, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

North Iceland

Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in central areas, occasionally variable 3 in far south. Slight or moderate. Occasional drizzle with rain later, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Norwegian Basin

In northwest

Variable, mainly southwesterly, 3 or 4. Slight, occasionally moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.

In southeast

Variable becoming northeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for following 24 hours

No gales expected.

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